Warcraft 4 release far in the future

15 June 2008
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Warcraft 4 PC fake boxartBlizzard’s VP of game design, Rob Pardo, was asked about the possibility of the developer creating the next Warcraft 4 real-time strategy (RTS) game in the popular series. While the MMORPG World of Warcraft has over 10 million subscribers, the franchise started out in the RTS genre, so will it be returning to its RTS roots? In an interview from last year he answered:

“Yeah, of course there’s a chance,” he confirmed. “The way that we develop things, each time a development team becomes available, because they’re done with creating the games that they’ve been doing, they have a lot of say over what their next game is. So what it would take is for one of our teams to decide that they want to make Warcraft RTS and of course, there’ll be some talk about doing that and I’m sure after StarCraft 2 ships, it will be one the ideas on the table for that team to do, but that’s pretty far off in the future and it would really be determined by a combination of the dev team and the company leadership.”

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  • Mr. Pardo continued: “I think that one of the things that makes us ultimately successful as a company is that we’re more lead by our game-making decisions and not so much by business decisions, which is one of the reasons why this question used to be the StarCraft question. Back when we did StarCraft, we did Brood War, and everyone thought they were amazing games; they were successful and I used to get all these questions like, “Why are you doing another Warcraft RTS, shouldn’t you be doing StarCraft?” Well Warcraft was what the team wanted to make, they were burned out on the StarCraft universe, that was the game they wanted to make and as far as Warcraft goes, we love the universe – it’s an amazingly successful universe. If we want to go back and do it, maybe we will, maybe we won’t.”

    Quotes from Gamedaily, boxart via Vgboxart


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    • I would snatch up WarCraft 4 in a heart beat, if I could get this and a FF7 remake I would be in gamer heaven. lol

    • ultrafaster

      we want to see it i will be great 

    • Camfavell

      oh man i play warcraft III every now and then. and every time, I think to myself “I wish there was a warcraft IV” it would be so awesome! More races, more units, more levels of technology, More epicness. 🙁
      Starcraft II was a flop in my oppinion. Don’t get me wrong I couldnt get off it for the first month, but after that i reverted back to warcraft III

    • BLazelikeMadness

      “the new WC3 ” You mean WC4 right? Coz WC3 is WC3 anything newer to it would be a expansion…

    • BLazelikeMadness

      I would buy Warcraft 4 even if it only had better graphics more races and a MUCH more POWERFUL World Editor. Because the World Editor is whats keeping WC3 alive. Actually if WC4 was just WC3 with a better world editor I would still buy it.

    • M_camacho10

      Esse jogo é ótimo, eu joguei o 3 e mesmo apos 2 anos de ter o jogo, eu nunca enjoei, ate depois de jogar God of War, Call of duty…War craft meio q te conquista, ele iria pro meu Top 10 Games Inesqueciveis

    • Fritos2

      I say just make a Warcraft movie first haha.. are all blizzard trailers/cut scenes not the most epic thing you have ever seen? think about it.

    • peekhf

      I’ve had WC3 since about 2006, and I’m still currently playing it. WC4 would be literally amazing. Please come out with WC4.. Strarcraft is boring, lame, and just not even comparable with WC3. 



    • Riley Waski

      would pay at least $150 for

    • Solimyr

      7 years after this article we are still waiting 😀

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